Cutting doors after fitting laminate

5 Mar 2008
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United Kingdom

Have recently fitted laminate flooring and now i need to cut around 9mm of the bottom of all my doors. I have just bought a 3mm electric plain and then a circular saw as i thought that might be better but im now not sure what one to use. I was originally going to plain but the door isn't solid wood, i think its called moulded hardwood. Basically its got a front and back held together with 2 by 4's.

Can anyone advise on the best way to do this?

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Get the door out of its hinges, measure what you need to cut off, lay the door as flat - but stable - as possible and cut the excess off with a jigsaw or circular saw.
Try to fit it back to see if it doesn't scrape anywhere and if needed plain off some more - and remember you can't ever 'plain' or saw' wood back on ;)
Just be aware of how much solid timber you have left, you don't know how much the original installer had to cut off :cool:

Tapping it should reveal how much is left, or you can run a small drill into the door from the bottom.

Circular saw would be my weapon of choice :)
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Cheers guys, i have a jigsaw but thought it would be hard to get a decent straight line across the oor. Looking forward to using my new circular saw now! :D

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